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Lukxmi Balathasan

Lukxmi Balathasan

Lukxmi Balathasan

Bio

Lukxmi is part of EIT Food’s Business Creation team and leads the Seedbed Incubator, which provides talented entrepreneurs with the skills, coaching and funding to transform their very cool inventions into commercial solutions that address the current pressures facing our food system .  She believes that entrepreneurs, especially those from diverse backgrounds who bring unique knowledge and perspectives, are the secret sauce to rebuilding a better food system. As the co-host of the EIT Food Fight podcast, she gives EIT Food’s pipeline of talented entrepreneurs a platform to share their vision for a healthier, more sustainable and equitable future of food. 

Experience

Lukxmi has spent the past 15 years developing solutions that address big health challenges. After a decade as a cancer researcher, she has spent the past 8 years facilitating entrepreneurial scientists to bring their research to the market and improve the lives of many. Most recently, she was part of the founding team of a biotech spin-out company aiming to revolutionise the control of disease-causing insects.  Lukxmi has a BSc in Biochemistry & Genetic Engineering from McMaster University, Canada; a research MSc in Microbiology & Immunology from the University of Ottawa, Canada and a PhD from the University of Oxford, UK.

Articles by Lukxmi Balathasan

Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 40: Spotlight: Eagle Genomics on data science
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 33: Spotlight: Tastewise on understanding food trends
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 25: The Big Takeaway
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 17: Is sugar the new tobacco?
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 9: Is there value in food waste?
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 2: Spotlight: 3F BIO on alternative protein
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 38: The journey of an entrepreneur
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 30: Does food need to be packaged?
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 22: Wasteless on saving perishable food.
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 14: Spotlight: GrainSense on ensuring crop quality
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 5: Should producers be responsible for making food healthy?
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 44: Spotlight: BeYou on Digital Health
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 35: Spotlight: Innovopro on chickpea potential
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 27: Spotlight: Urban Crop Solutions on vertical farming
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 19: Is our food safe?
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 11: What’s the beef with alternative protein? 
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 1: Can we really feed 10 billion people by 2050?
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 46: Porphyrio on poultry data management
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 7: Can we really influence consumers to make healthier food choices?
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 32: Innovating through adversity
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 24: Spotlight: Agricolus on smart farming
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 16: Spotlight: Natural Machines on Printing Food
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 8: Spotlight: Tipa on disrupting plastic packaging
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 42: Spotlight: AgriFoodX on Plastic Alternatives
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 37: Spotlight: Trellis on food production efficiency
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 29: Spotlight: Prolupin on plant proteins
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 21: How to build a purpose-driven food company
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 13: Is technology protecting or exploiting our seas and oceans?
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 4: Spotlight: RethinkResource on creating value from food waste
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 47: Forecasting the future: the biggest agrifood trends for 2021
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 34: Has modern farming failed?
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 26: The most extreme places to grow food
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 18: Spotlight: Aleph Farms on cultivated meat.
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 10: Spotlight: Stem on sugar replacement
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 43: Bridging the skills gap
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 39: Spotlight: Freeze-em on insect farming
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 31: Spotlight: Orbisk on food waste technology
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 23: Food in crisis: is the food system resilient enough?
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 15: Can we trust the food we eat?
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 6: Spotlight: FoodParing on making sustainability tasty
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 41: Childhood Nutrition and Health: Are We Doing Enough?
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 36: Insects in the food system: novelty or necessity?
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 28: Waste Not, Want Not
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 20: Spotlight: Banabooms on reducing food waste
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 12: Spotlight: NapiFeryn on sustainable protein
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 3: How do we clean up all the food waste?
Lukxmi Balathasan Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 45: The impact of Covid-19 on consumer food habits and the Agrifood sector